Capturing Timeless Moments: Wedding Day Photography Tips with Aleisha Edwards Weddings
The enchanting allure of a wedding day lies not only with the wedding rings, vows, and celebrations, but also in the artistry of preserving these special moments through the lens. We believe that expertly captured images are not just snapshots but an investment for timeless treasures that immortalize the essence of your wedding day. Aurupt Jewellers is thrilled to bring you this curated blog about Engagement & Wedding photography with one of our favourite Wedding photographers, Aleisha Edwards Photography.
Hello Aleisha & Welcome to the Blog! Could you tell us a bit about yourself & your engagement/Wedding photography journey?
Thank you for having me! I’m Aleisha, the creative director and lead photographer of Aleisha Edwards weddings. We are a small team specialising in wedding photography and videography around South East Qld and now worldwide. I found my passion for photography as a teenager through the iPhone, which I then upgraded to a beginner DSLR. I was amazed at the way things could be captured through something that wasn’t my own eyes. I grew up in Central Qld where photography wasn’t a big thing, so when my family moved to SEQ after I finished high school, I applied and was accepted into the Bachelor of Photography at Griffith Uni in Brisbane which is where my journey blossomed. I graduated in 2019 and worked on my portfolio and fun creative projects on the side, as I hustled my main income working in hospitality, two years later, I eventually took the leap into full time self-employment!
How long have you been photographing Engagements and Weddings?
I photographed my first wedding in January 2018, where initially, my focus leaned towards fashion and creative projects with weddings few and far between, up until early 2021. It was during this pivotal moment that I decided to take the leap into full-time self-employment, honing my skills in both fashion and weddings. Over time, I discovered a deep passion and connection with the emotions and narratives of weddings, elopements, and engagements. I found a meaningful purpose — not just in capturing these moments, but also in forging genuine connections with the couples I had the privilege of documenting. As a result, my journey evolved, and I transitioned my specialisation to exclusively focusing on creating timeless and heartfelt memories for couples on their most significant days.
How would you describe your photography style & approach?
Our style focuses on capturing genuine, candid moments between our couples. We take a unique approach with how we interact with you on the day and place a large importance on you feeling relaxed and comfortable, more like hanging out with friends, than a formal photoshoot. We find our best work is when our couples go with the flow, are open to subtle direction but ultimately are having a laugh and an overall good time! We believe in the power of diverse memories, using both 35mm film and digital formats so that you can cherish your timeless memories forever!
What is your favourite part of the wedding to capture?
I honestly love capturing everything equally, one highlight would be seeing how giddy and loving the couple look as they relax and sign their wedding certificate straight after the ceremony. Some other highlight moments of the day for me though are seeing the bride’s dress and what she’s chosen, the walk down the aisle, first dance and night portraits!
What advice do you have for couples that are worried about being in front of the Lens?
90% of my couples don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera at first, but the first step is finding a photographer who you feel comfortable and have a great connection with. We find the art of “taking good photos” starts with feeling comfortable and having a good time, so having the right person behind the lens is really important! My only request to my couples is to approach the experience with a relaxed attitude, be open to expressing affection, follow guidance, and just go with the flow!
When it comes to photographing engagement/wedding rings, what are some tips people should know?
Ring boxes are optional but can add nicely to the detail flatlays if it’s nice and suits the overall aesthetic. We always like to get an extra photo focus on the rings themselves, like sitting them on a flower/bouquet for a nice close-up. Having a clean ring helps it shine in these close-up photos!
Finally, if there was one place in the world you would love to capture a wedding, where would it be and why?
This is hard to narrow down! But a wedding in France is definitely on our bucket list!
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www.instagram.com/@aleishaedwardsweddings and our website